ERIC Number: EJ1000579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
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Reference Count: 126
Emotion Recognition and Visual-Scan Paths in Fragile X Syndrome
Shaw, Tracey A.; Porter, Melanie A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n5 p1119-1139 May 2013
This study investigated emotion recognition abilities and visual scanning of emotional faces in 16 Fragile X syndrome (FXS) individuals compared to 16 chronological-age and 16 mental-age matched controls. The relationships between emotion recognition, visual scan-paths and symptoms of social anxiety, schizotypy and autism were also explored. Results indicated that, compared to both control groups, the FXS group displayed specific emotion recognition deficits for angry and neutral (but not happy or fearful) facial expressions. Despite these evident emotion recognition deficits, the visual scanning of emotional faces was found to be at developmentally appropriate levels in the FXS group. Significant relationships were also observed between visual scan-paths, emotion recognition performance and symptomology in the FXS group.
Descriptors: Control Groups, Nonverbal Communication, Genetic Disorders, Emotional Response, Visual Perception, Eye Movements, Comparative Analysis, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Autism, Correlation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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